Bids due Dec. 21 for Harrison Street site
Education

Bids due Dec. 21 for Harrison Street site

A revised project schedule is in place for the Harrison Street site, the fifth and final new K-5 elementary school. "If we can award a contract before the end of the year, they will lock in 2017 prices," Darin Prost with Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates to the QPS Building Committee.

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Quincy School Board ratifies four-year contract
Education

Quincy School Board ratifies four-year contract

The Quincy School Board and the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel intend to shift their focus to the community after signing a four-year contract Tuesday.

Students encouraged to 'start with the end in mind'
Education

Students encouraged to 'start with the end in mind'

Kimberly Roewe's explanation of what she does at Phibro offered a way to pique interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, job opportunities as part of Tuesday's "Start with the End in Mind" Junior Achievement Career Fair.

Finance Committee adopts lower tentative district tax rate
Education

Finance Committee adopts lower tentative district tax rate

Taxpayers can expect a slight decrease in the portion of their property tax bills payable to the Quincy School District next year. Chief of Business Operations Ryan Whicker said the district lowered the tax rate for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Quincy News

QU concert features songs from the 1970s

People with a keen interest in 1970s music should find Sunday's Quincy University marching band showcase and pop concert to their liking. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Connie Niemann Center for Music on the university's North Campus.

Washington School students, families get together for annual dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving
Education

Washington School students, families get together for annual dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving

Students and members of their families got together Friday for the annual Thanksgiving dinner at Washington School. The school's cafeteria staff prepared turkey with all the trimmings for the meal, which was served in the school gym.

Giving Fence to help those in need of winter clothing
Quincy News

Giving Fence to help those in need of winter clothing

Jessica Dedert hopes Saturday is the start of a new Quincy tradition. Dedert is one of the coordinators of "The Giving Fence," a first-year charitable effort designed to help get winter clothing to those in need in a unique way.

Famed coach Spurrier encourages teamwork on and off field
Hannibal News

Famed coach Spurrier encourages teamwork on and off field

Steve Spurrier spoke at the 76th annual HLGU Booster Banquet on Thursday. He also coached HLGU President Anthony Allen at Duke for three years in the late 1980s, and the two have kept in touch in the years since.

Education

More than $120,000 allocated for professional development of Hannibal teachers

The Hannibal School District is working to improve the professional development of its teachers. The Board of Education approved Wednesday to allocate slightly more than $124,000 to enhance curriculum and instruction across all grade levels.

Paris FFA wins National Premier Chapter award at national convention
Agriculture

Paris FFA wins National Premier Chapter award at national convention

The Paris FFA chapter has been named the 2017 National Premier Chapter in the Growing Leaders Division.